There are 12 steps in making prosciutto and we went through step 7 in class today. I will go back in two weeks to participate in 8-10. In July, we meet again to party down at Fiorino's home, play Bocce Ball and unveil the proscuit!
2. Buying the leg
3. Removing the socket bone
4. Trimming the leg
5. Draining the main vein
6. Packing in the salt
10. Oiling and peppering
12. Slicing - party time
Homemade prosciutto for our snack
One of the legs
Cutting out the socket bone
The socket bone
Trimming the leg to make it roundish
Fiorino Vitale instructs me on the removal of the socket bone on my leg
Milking the blood or priming the pump?
Blood emerges and must be wiped away
Scoring the skin so that salt can enter faster
Shar and her meat!
Get that salt in there!
Shar and Kim have a salt fest
A little dab will do ya
We need some wine from Fiorino's home brew
Learning how to slice a finished prosciut
Tenderloins curing in the celler
Prosciutto hanging in the cellar
We need more wine (note finished hams on floor)
Fiorino's wine is not bad!
Supper is served at 4:30 PM